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ON THE SPOT By Warren Westura

JUNE 2015

VOL. 14 NO. 5



If You Could Invent Anything, What Would It Be?



I would invent something to make everyone feel happy.





I would like to invent something that would really fight world hunger.

—Suzie Wallace, Edison

—Anne Ditullio, Murray Hill


I would like to invent a time machine!










Instead of needing airplanes and trains, I would invent something that would instantly get people where they have to go.

—Heather Drone, New Providence

I would invent a cure for cancer.

—Isaac Fisher, Murray Hill

—Christina Sumas, New Providence


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In The Vicinity Exciting News and Happenings Around the Area.


Calendar of Events

21 Local Continuing Education Directory


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22 Tips to Keep Kids Learning & Prevent “Summer Slump”

34 About Face

30 Let It Grow

36 Restaurant Guide

Tricks for a Lush Garden

32 Preventive Care Key to Fighting Skin Cancer

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A Look at Trends in Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedures

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IN THE VICINITY Summit Annual School Supplies Drive


or the seventh year, the Christ Child Society of Summit and Bridges Outreach are working together to collect next year’s school supplies for the approximately 500 children in need in the Summit Public Schools. There will be collection bins during the week of June 1-5 by the main offices of all of the Summit public schools, at the entrances to St. Teresa’s Church and Memorial Hall, and at 36 Woodland Avenue in Summit.

University Offers Summer Pre-College Youth Programs


earn to spin records like a real DJ, write novels like a published writer, or sell your business idea like a contestant on Shark Tank. These are just a few of approximately 100 courses and workshops offered during William Paterson University’s Summer Youth Programs to be held on the campus in Wayne from June 29 to August 7. This summer new programs include Destination Science for students age 5 to 11 and Sport Programs for middle and high school students which include: Cross Country, LETs TRI (Athlon), Soccer Clinic, Swimming Lessons, and Tennis and Wrestling. Also new this summer, Middle School Resident Experience will help prepare the middle school student (students entering 6th grade in September 2015) for success, with the option to stay on campus and experience college life. The Summer Youth Programs are sponsored by the University’s Center for Continuing and Professional Education. For additional information, call 973-720-2354, visit the website at, or email youthprograms

Bell Tulloch of Bridges, Co-Chairs Sally Golding and Jane Murphy of Christ Child Society

“It is difficult for many families in Summit to afford the high cost of their children’s school supplies. It is wonderful how the community pulls together to help give these children what they need for a fresh start to the new school year,” commented Sally Golding and Jane Murphy, CCS Co-Chairs. The Christ Child Society is a non-profit association of volunteers dedicated to serving at-risk children in the area. Bridges is an outreach program for the homeless delivering food, clothing, toiletries, and other necessities. Christ Child Society and Bridges appreciate the donations and grants from their partners: the Summit Luminary Fund, the Junior League of Summit, the Summit Area Public Foundation, Merrill Lynch employees, St. Teresa’s Church and private donations. For further information: or email ccssummit

Author Publishes Children’s Horses That Help Series


oren Spiotta-DeMare of Califon, NJ an author who has devoted her career to promoting pet-owner responsibility and demonstrating the strength of the human-companion animal bond. “Children ask the most interesting questions and are the best editors,” she says. She draws inspiration from her five dogs, pet birds and Quarter Horse, Elwood. Her newest series, Horses That Help, with the American Humane Association, emphasizes the strong emotional bond between working horses and the people they help. In Draft Horses, learn 6

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how these powerful animals become important in people's daily lives, both on the farm and in cities. In Police Horses, learn how amazing horses help their officers serve and protect people. In Therapy Horses, discover the history of therapy horses, the training involved, and how they help heal people. In Performing Horses, read about Tony Maglio and the horses he has trained to appear in movies and television. To view her entire list of books visit

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ouldn’t it be nice to come home to an outdoor space that lets you enjoy your own backyard? Window Works, located at 38 East Northfield Avenue in Livingston, can help you with all of your awning needs. “We designed a beautiful 660 square foot Durasol A Frame free standing awning giving our clients the ability to use their backyard everyday, rain or shine,” explains Vince Nigara, co-owner of Window Works. Durasol patio awnings are made from rust-proof aluminum framework, can be both stationary and retractable, and can be engineered to withstand snow for year-round use for both residential and commercial projects. Matching with your exterior is easy—in addition to standard colors the framework can be powder-coated any color and there are hundreds of fabrics to choose for the canopy. Under the awning, the temperature is up to 20 degrees cooler and it protects from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Drop shades, manual or motorized, can be installed along the sides for added sun protection. As the summer begins, Window Works is the perfect place for awnings that provide shade, privacy and weather protection. Vince’s wife and business partner, LuAnn adds, “We are proud of our many projects during our 32 years in business and are grateful for our many loyal customers.” For more information call 973-535-5860 or visit


Fun Family Fundraiser

he first annual Mini Golf Classic will tee off on Saturday, June 20th at the Essex County miniGOLF Safari at South Mountain Reservation in West Orange. This family-friendly event is a fundraiser in support of The Turtle Back Zoo Educational Center. The tournament will be open to adult and child teams with awards given for best scores and performances. Many of the zoo animals will be on hand to cheer on the teams. Start times are at 11:30am, 1pm and 3pm. Registration is 30 minutes prior. The event includes a family barbeque from 11am5pm with live music and raffles. Non-golfers will find other fun contests to compete in. Sports stars and celebrities with close ties to New Jersey are expected to lend their support and cheer on competitors. The Mini Golf Classic is being sponsored by Essex County Executive, Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Zoological Society of New Jersey. The Zoo Education Center expands the educational programming and outreach at of one of New Jersey’s top attractions. Find out more at

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Fine Art and Crafts Show

June 20 at Brookdale Park


Monday, June 1 2015 Bloom Season The Citizens Committee of the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens welcomes you to the 88th season presenting the ‘Rainbow on the Hill,’ the spectacular display of bearded iris in Upper Montclair. Runs thru June 5. Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave., Montclair. 973-783-5974.

Summer Nature Camp Registration Continues Our nature camps connect children with nature by exploring, discovering, and enjoying forests, fields, ponds, and streams. Choose from nature day camps or overnight adventure camps. Registration required. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787. www.

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Career Services Ongoing program assisting women in becoming “job ready” and successfully find employment. Meet with a professional and receive guidance in goal setting, career planning, resume writing, interview techniques, and job search strategies. Call for dates. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994. www.

JCC Metrowest Announces 16th Annual Gaelen Juried Art Show & Sale This year 88 works by 56 artists will be featured in the following media: Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, and Sculpture. Sponsored by Audrey & Norbert Gaelen of West Orange. Runs thru June, 28. Gaelen Gallery West of the Lautenberg Family Center, Aidekman Campus, 901 Route 10 East, Whippany. 973-530-3413.

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“The Royal Family” Production Loosely based on the famous Barrymore dynasty, this American classic invites you into the Cavendish home to witness both the high drama and hilarious comedy that infuses their daily life. Three generations take center stage in this outrageously funny, and touching portrayal of their struggle to balance the demands of family life with the compelling bonds of their artistic calling. Runs thru June 21. Call for dates and times. The Shakespeare Theatre Of New Jersey, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. 973408-5600.

Summer Acting Program

TYRO I and II is a two – week theatre arts program that meets daily and is designed specifically for young thespians ages 6 – 11 years of age. June 29-July 10. Deadline for registration is June 15. Centenary Stage Company, 400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900.

Mini-Camp Registration Weekly Art Safaris at the end of the summer - choose either Aug 17-21 or Aug 24-28. Ages 2 - 9, 1 hour per day for a week featuring a different project every day. Sibling classes also. View all the details on their website. Art Adventures Inc., 245 Madison Ave., Madison. 973-660-0405. www.

Summit Annual School Supplies Drive For the seventh year Christ Child Society of Summit and Bridges Outreach are working together to collect next year’s school supplies for the children in need in the Summit Public Schools. There will be collection bins June 1-5 by the main offices at all the Summit Public Schools, at the entrances to St. Teresa’s Church and Memorial Hall, and at 36 Woodleand Ave., Summit. www.bridgesoutreach.or or

LAW (Legal Assistance for Women) Ongoing program that provides clients with a confidential consultation with a professional to determine how best to approach a legal concern. Appointments are scheduled in advance. Call for dates. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

Free College Planning Workshop This workshop is an essential information session for parents of college-bound sophomores and juniors on strategies for maximizing your family’s college financial aid and lowering your out-ofpocket costs. Sponsored by College Benefits Research Group (CBRG). Registration required. 7-8:30pm. Madison Elks Lodge, 192 Main St., Madison. 888-802-2740. www.cbrg. info

Women’s Workshops June programs are: Buying or Leasing a Car; Using Memory Imagery for Distress; Buying and Selling Online for Beginners Using eBay & other Websites; and Having Problems Going to Sleep or Sleeping Through the Night. Call for dates. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-994-4994.

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Computer Classes For Women Computer training is available to all women at all levels. June classes are: Intro to WORD, and Basic EXCEL. Call for dates. NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Ave., Suite 120, Livingston. 973-9944994.

Garden Accessories & Supplies including a Full Line of Organics Beneduce Vineyards’ wine is now available at Great Swamp Greenhouses!

Arts of Global Africa The collection includes outstanding examples of masks and figural sculpture, textiles and dress, pottery, jewelry, furniture, photography and paintings. The works range from historic artifacts to examples of contemporary artistic creativity. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. (continued on page 10)

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Sally Abbott Paintings: Backyard to Beijing The exhibition of 70 paintings features scenes inspired by the artist’s recent trip to China, from U.S. and foreign travels, still life studies, and work from her Rooster Series. Sally Abbott is the Art League of the Chathams featured artist for this Spring. Runs thru June 30. Lundt-Glover Gallery in the Township of Chatham Municipal Building, 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham Township. 973-635-9089 .

Summer Camp at Madison Community House Each day starts with a breakfast snack followed by recreational sports and games, arts and crafts, cooking, sewing, hiking/walking and quiet time (board games and reading). Musical programs, library trips, swimming, movies and fitness programs are offered daily. June 22-August 21; Monday through Friday from 7am-6pm. Sign-up may be for all nine weeks or for a portion of that. Madison Community House, 25 Cook Ave., Madison. 973-377-3105.



“Visage,” a Solo Exhibit

Offering weekly sessions for boys and girls ages 3 and up. Full day/half day and extended hours. June 23-Aug 15. The Connection 79 Maple St., Summit 908-273-4242.

Springfield Library’s Palmer Museum to exhibit 3d shaped paintings of Jeanne Steers. As described by the artist, “this exhibit explores the common thread that connects each of us despite our individual differences and unique experience.” Runs thru June, 27. Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave, Springfield Township. 973-376-4930.

Gallery Exhibit

Tuesday, June 2

Summer Camp Registration at The Connection

The popular HUB Camera Club is returning with a show devoted to flowers and plants. A variety of style, interpretations, and techniques are on display. 9am-4:30pm. Runs thru June. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morristown. 973-326-7603. calendars.asp

Young Performers Workshop Summer Session

Simply Splendid Summer Cooking Class Chef Arlene Ward will demonstrate cooking this summer meal. Menu includes: southwestern cornmeal flatbread with spinach and salsa, new England lobster rolls, Claremont style slaw, grilled “barbecue” flat iron steaks, potato cakes with chives and sour cream, peach summer pudding cake. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills.

Story Time

This 5-week intensive program has been designed to meet the needs of beginning, intermediate and advanced performers interested in working in the theatre. The hands-on program utilizes both the classroom and the “production process” to train young people in the theatre arts. July 13 through August 16 and culminates in a Festival of Shows from August 10–16. Registration deadline is June 30, 2015. Call for appointment. Centenary Stage, 715 Grand Ave, Hackettstown. 908979-0900.


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Bring the kids to enjoy an interactive early literacy program including stories, puppets, songs, musical instruments, and dancing. Make new friends and do a craft. All ages are welcome to attend. 10:30 am on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Registration required. The Mendham Township Library, 2 West Main St., Mendham. 973-543-4018.

Close Encounter with Birds of Prey Bring the whole family to see six live raptors including owls, falcons, a hawk and an eagle. Meet the experts from the Delaware Valley Raptor Center who will teach us all the facts about these spectacular birds. Registration required. 7-8pm. Brookside Community Club, 1 East Main St., Mendham. 973-543-4018. email

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Wednesday, June 3 Trending with Scott Simon: Women Who Set the Agenda A thought-provoking conversation series moderated by the host of Weekend Edition Saturday on NPR, features “Women Who Set the Agenda” with Arianna Huffington. Following the discussion, Huffington signs copies of her book, “Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom and Wonder,” which will be distributed free to ticket holders. 7pm. NJPAC, The Chase Room, 1 Center St., Newark. 888466-5722.

“Ever After” Musical ”Ever After” sets the Cinderella story straight with the “true” tale of Danielle de Barbarac, budding philosopher, friend of da Vinci, a renaissance woman for all time. An enchanting love story, fantastically funny and hopelessly romantic. Runs thru June 21. Call or visit web for dates and times. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343.

Mommy/Daddy Fitness Hike Do you carry your child in a carrier, wrap, or backpack? Then Join Lori of NYC Adventure Moms and get a little work out and share baby stories. Guaranteed to get your blood flowing, while both you and your baby breathe in fresh, sweet summer air. Not suitable for strollers. Weds. 9:30-11am. Meet at: Locust Grove parking area on Glen Ave. opposite the First Aid Station and Public Library in Millburn. 201-739-2207.

Comedy Night “Evening of Laughter” to benefit Jewish Family Service of MetroWest with entertainment by Tom Papa comedian, television and film actor. 8pm. Cocktail reception 6:30pm. Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, 256 Columbia Turnpike, Ste. 105, Florham Park. 973-765-9050.

Book Discussion Group

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A forum dedicated to Generation Y young adults interested in job search, networking, and career development. Meetings take place on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, June 3 and June 17 at 7pm. All are welcome to attend. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973635-0603.

The group will meet to discuss “Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital” by Sheri Fink. Fink won a Pulitzer Prize for her reporting on what took place at the hospital immediately following Hurricane Katrina. One doctor and two nurses were charged with second-degree murder but acquitted by a grand jury. Refreshments are served. 7pm. The Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Ave., Springfield. 973-376-4930 x228.

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NJSO: Beethoven: Fifth Symphony & “Emperor” Concerto What could be better than Beethoven’s Fifth? Two Fifths: his iconic symphony and the majestic “Emperor,” Piano Concerto No. 5. Soloist Marc-André Hamelin reigns supreme at the keyboard. Jacques Lacombe and the Orchestra give a magnificent conclusion to a wondrous season. 7:30pm. BergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-2271030.

This 18th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, “ViewPoints 2015,” features the work of 105 artists from all over the United States, along with artists from Japan, Canada and Norway. The opening reception and award ceremony on Saturday, June 6 from 6-9pm, is expected to welcome hundreds of art lovers, collectors, curators and artists from around the region. Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, 591 Broad St., Newark. 973-622-1600.

Join the Art Center for an evening of painting and wine. No previous painting experience needed. A faculty art instructor will guide you step-by- step in creating your very own masterpiece. Wine and light snacks will be served. 7– 9pm. Registration required. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121.

Friday, June 5 Billy Idol Performs Idol’s new album, “Kings & Queens of the Underground,” is instantly recognizable as classic Idol and recalls his very best work, but with a healthy dose of maturity, musical depth, and charismatic reflection. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Perform 10th Anniversary Celebration benefitting The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC presents Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. They had charted hit after hit in the early ’60s and have been harmonizing right along ever since. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-2271030. (continued on page 12)

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Boston in Concert

Always a huge crowd-pleaser with its high-energy stage show, Tom Scholz’s band Boston performs hits with extraordinary sound that is faithful to its studio recordings. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Saturday, June 6 Family Photo Scavenger Hunt Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for this month’s nature photo scavenger hunt. Take a photo of every item and get a prize. Theme and prizes change monthly. Enjoy a great way to get the family outdoors. 9am-3:30pm. Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morristown. 973-326-7603.

Time Travel Travel around the world and back in time without leaving the Newark Museum. Try your hand at a game from ancient Greece or Egypt and create new ways to pass the time in the present day. Ages 3-5. 1 & 3pm. Sun, 2pm. Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark. 973-596-6550.

Miss Nelson is Missing, A Musical The students in Room 207 were the worst-behaved class in the whole school - even though they had the sweetest teacher of all, Miss Nelson. One day, the class gets the strictest substitute they have ever met: Miss Viola Swamp. A lighthearted musical that reminds us all to show appreciation to those that we value. Ages 6 & Up. 10am. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-3764343.

”A Hero’s Journey” New Jersey Symphony Orchestra The New Jerey Symphony Orchestra performs pieces inspired by famous heroes in Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Verdi’s Nabucco Overture and Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony. Pre-Concert Adventure begins at 1pm. Learn more about the music, participate in fun hands-on activities and meet musicians during this interactive time that’s perfect for the whole family. 2pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

NJSO: Beethoven: Fifth Symphony & “Emperor” Concerto What could be better than Beethoven’s Fifth? Two Fifths: his iconic symphony and the majestic “Emperor,” Piano Concerto No. 5. Soloist Marc-André Hamelin reigns supreme at the keyboard. Jacques Lacombe and the Orchestra give a magnificent conclusion to a wondrous season. 8pm. Also June 7, 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Choral Concert The 100-voice Harmonium Choral Society, led by Artistic Director Dr. Anne Matlack presents its 20142015 concert season finale, “Apocalypse Now. ” The concert features Randall Thompson’s “The Peaceable Kingdom,” and works about the end times, both scary and comforting, by Stanford, Takach, Bernstein and others. Also June, 7. 7:30pm. Grace Episcopal Church, 4 Madison Ave., Madison. 973-5386969.

Native Plant Sale Turn your backyard into a haven for wildlife. We have a wonderful selection of native wildflowers, ferns, grasses, shrubs, and small trees. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers available on the day of the sale to help with your plant selections. 9am-4pm. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787.

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“Explore the Farm” Horse-drawn Wagon Ride With an emphasis on sustainability, this narrated horse-drawn wagon ride explores the methods, equipment, crops, and enterprises of Fosterfields in the early 1900s. 10:15-Noon. Registration required. Foster Fields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Rd,, Morristown. 973-326-7645.,

Vintage Costume Jewelry Show The show will showcase vintage accessories with lots of color. You will find brooches, necklaces, earrings and bracelets, all made with mother of pearl, vintage shells, rhinestones, plastics and wood. 9am–1pm. Sparta Avenue Stage, 10 Sparta Ave., Sparta. 201-213-2146.


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It is well known that the B-52s are The World’s Greatest Party Band. And thirty five years and over twenty million albums into their career, there can be no doubt as to why they remain one of rock music’s most beloved and enduring bands. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-227-1030.

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Join the American Cancer Society anf the Greater Morristown Community to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those lost and fight back against the disease. Enjoy a non-competitive team event that includes live music, games, entertainment and signature ceremonies: Survicor Celebration Ceremony, Luminaria/Remember Ceremony and Fight Back Ceremony. 4pm12am. Mennon Sports Arena, 161 E Hanover Ave., Morristown.

Centenary Stage Company hosts: Hackettstown - Mansfield PBA Local 369. This annual fundraiser raises funds for scholarships for high school students, teen nights, Special Olympics, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the DARE program and other community needs. This year’s annual Comedy night features comedians Bob Gonzo hosting, opener Bob Levy and headliner Mike Marino. 7pm. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown. 908-979-0900.

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Open House & Art Sale While visiting a variety of different art studios, guests will have the opportunity to talk to the artists, purchase art work, and stop by the gallery to view a compilation exhibition. Artists in residence work in a variety of disciplines, including clay, jewelry, glass blowing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and photography. Free admission. Also June 7, Noon-5pm. Essex County Riker Hill Art Park, 284 Beaufort Ave., Livingston.

“Adventures of Robin Hood” Production

Danças Ocultas and New Jersey-born Nathalie Pires, the “ambassador of fado,” appear in an exhilarating evening of contemporary Portuguese music. 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-4665722.

Backyard Wildlife Habitat Workshop By providing food, water, cover and a place for animals to raise their young, you can help wildlife and may qualify to become an official Cerified Wildlife Habitat. Take a tour of the Certified Wildlife Habitat sites, the 90-foot Butterfly Exhibit at the Zoo and surrounding Recreation Complex to help inspire and excite your home projects. Bring your refillable water bottle, binoculars, cameras and sketchbooks. Ages adult and 12 and over. 2:30-4pm. Turtle Back Zoo, Education Center, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-731-5800 ext. 236.

“Closing for Summer Sale” 50% off many of the items in our jewelry, watch and small home décor collections. New highend sunglasses $20 and other sunglasses for $5. 100% of the proceeds fund eyeglasses for the needy in the U.S. The Thrift Store also accepts donations of jewelry, watches and small gift items. 10am-1pm. New Eyes for the Needy’s Fabulous Finds Thrift Store, 549 Millburn Ave., Short Hills. 973-376-4903. www.


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Sunday, June 7 Blues in the Loft: Mike Griot & Friends Internationally-acclaimed bassist and musical director Mike Griot leads an all-star ensemble in a journey through the blues and all of its unique musical destinations. 7pm. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

“Remembrance and Celebration” Concert “Remembrance and Celebration” will feature music of Beethoven, Hindemith, Paulus, and Shapiro. Two of these pieces will highlight an extensive range of percussion instruments. All are welcome. 4pm. Maplewood Middle School Auditorium, 7 Burnet St., Maplewood. 973 763 4939.

Special Exhibition Opening In collaboration with the Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled (JSDD) Wae Center, the Art Center is sponsoring a special popup exhibition, Chairs of Inclusion, to help shift perceptions about people with disabilities and broaden the public’s awareness of policies and inclusion. Runs thru June 14. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121. (continued on page 14)

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“Junie B. Jones” Production

Cats in the Garden IX Car Show

Junie B. Jones is finally ready for first grade, at last. But getting used to the whole new group of friends a new teacher, and new glasses is challenging, even for irrepressible Junie B. Follow her adventures as she writes everything down in her “top-secret personal beeswax” journal. An Autism-Friendly Performance. Ages 5 & up.10am. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973376-4343.


he ninth annual Cats in the Garden car show will once again take place on Father’s Day, June 21, at Van Vleck House and Gardens in Montclair. This year’s event, open to the public, will exclusively feature Jaguar vehicles. Madison Jaguar and the Jaguar Touring Club of New Jersey along with Van Vleck Gardens sponsor the event. All proceeds benefit Van Vleck House & Gardens.

Beatles Tribute A year long celebration plan has begun in celebration of Green Hill’s 150 anniversary, which includes a series of musical events as well as other fun and educational events. Today’s event is a Beatles Tribute Band Concert, with desserts, beverages, games and raffle. Free and fun for the whole family. 2-4pm. Green Hill, 103 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. www.

The event drew more than 680 spectators last year with 100 Jaguars on display. Tailgating (without an open flame) is highly encouraged. The days event will conclude with a 3pm awards ceremony.

Dining Wild Foraging Hike A 3 mile, moderately paced hike, focused on seasonally available wild food. Dan will share his knowledge of edible plants and fungi as frequent stops are made to learn about, and collect, nature’s bounty. Mushrooms, nuts, roots and greens will hopefully fill the bags and containers you bring with you. Snacks and water are recommended. Hikes are sponsored by the South Mountain Conservancy. Leader: Dan Lipow, 917562-4447. Meet at: Tulip Springs. Mayapple Hill. South Mountain Reservation

Sunday Funday Event Enjoy the “Strawberry Festival” to celebrate the beginning of summer and strawberry season at the Summit farmers market’s 20th anniversary. Recipe cards will be available with strawberry recipes. 9am-1pm. Summit Farmers Market, DeForest Ave., and MapleSt., Summit. 908-277-6100.

Book Discussion Join author and Chatham resident Ann Frommer as she discusses her new novel TailgunnerR3. It continues the story of Bud—a B-17 tailgunner and Ilona—an escaped Hungarian Jew, after WWII. The themes of revenge, redemption and resolution are woven through the stories of the main characters in this historically authentic and intricately plotted sequel to the 2013 book, Tailgunner. New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave., New Providence. 908-665-0311.


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Spectator admission is $10; JTC members and children under 10 admitted for free. For more information or to reserve space, please contact Jaguar Expert Paul Maletsky by calling 973-575-8737.

Movie Screening: “Blue Gold” This award-winning documentary directed by Sam Bozzo is based on the book “Blue Gold: The Fight To Stop The Corporate Theft Of The World’s Water” by Maude Barlow and Tony Clark. The film examines the problems created by the privatization and commoditization of water. Free. 2pm. Sign-up is requested. Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-0118.

The Potting Shed: As Fair as an English Rose Are roses British? Well, not entirely – but some of the loveliest roses are bred on the British Isles. Learn the history of the modern day rose and get an overview on their care. Then, trot along to see the Frelinghuysen’s roses and take a cutting home to grow forevermore at your castle. This program is part of the ‘Focus on England’ series. Noon-1pm. Frelinghusyen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morristown. 973-326-7603. calendars.asp

Aaron Lewis Performs If you want to get to know Aaron Lewis, just listen to “The Road.” On his first full-length album, the Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum singer, songwriter, and guitarist tells one story after another. Echoing traditional country, some of those tales are hilarious and heartwarming, while others are pensive and personal. 7:30pm. BergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-2271030.

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Cats in the Garden IX Sunday, June 21, 12noon-3pm Van Vleck House & Gardens 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair

Monday, June 8 Believe in Newark: Mayor Baraka’s Town Hall Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka leads a free series of conversations about issues affecting the city and its community. Be part of these important, thought-provoking discussions when the mayor joins a panel of city administrators and other leaders. Today’s topic is health. 6pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-4665722.

Macramé at the Library Make patriotic keychains or bracelets at the library. Adults are welcome to attend to learn the art of macramé. No experience is necessary and all levels are welcome. All supplies are provided by the library. Registration required. 1-2:30pm. The Mendham Township Library, 2 West Main St., Mendham. 973-543-4018. email

Tuesday, June 9 BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Bring your smartphone or tablet to the library for individual training with a reference librarian. Learn how to download library eBooks to your own device. Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, June 9 and June at 23 am and 2pm. Call for an appointment. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973635-0603.

Summer Registration at The Connection On-line or in person registration begins for summer classes. Check out classes for parent/child, preschool, gymnastics, swimming, dance and adult fitness, which run June 29 –Aug 23. 10am. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-2734242.

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Reducing the amount of garbage sent to the landfill is one of the best domestic changes we can make for the environment. Thankfully, this giant initiative is a small task and an easy project. In this class, we will discuss the science behind compost, the incredible benefits it can have on your garden, and how to start your own. Wear comfortable work clothes and closed-toed shoes. 6-7:30pm. Urban Farm, 31 Hazel Ave., Morristown. www.

Food Allergens Explore the 7 major food allergens: soy, dairy, tree nuts/peanuts, eggs, gluten, fish and the effects on our bodies. Join Stacey Pinke, MS, RD. 7pm. Free, registration required. Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange.

Wednesday, June 10 “Million Dollar Quartet” Musical They came together to make music. They ended up making history. The Tony-winning smash musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ’n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the one and only time. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.





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Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Kid ‘N Play’s iconic African-American film House Party at a live concert “house party” featuring Kid ‘N Play, George Clinton, Full Force and Big Bub. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888466-5722.

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Free Yoga for Men Workshop An all-level class designed to more deeply explore the benefits of yoga specifically for the male body. Mindfully explore physical poses for improved flexibility, balance and strength, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques to restore and rejuvenate. 5:45-7pm. Registration required. The Connection, 79 Maple St., Summit. 908-273-4242.

Radar Love: American Radar Ornithology Past to Present Presented by David LaPuma, PhD, Director of Cape May Bird Observatory. David’s presentation will provide you with the history of using radar to understand bird migration, and give you the tools necessary to become your own radar ornithologists with freely available online radar data and a little understanding of how to interpret what you’re seeing. 7-8pm. Registration required. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787.

Summer Cake Showstoppers Cooking Class

Strategic Business Seminar for Business Owners This informative panel discussion will cover the following key topics for business owners: cash flow, strategic marketing, insurance benefits insight, and intellectual property. Share ideas over dinner and gain tips and strategies you can implement in your business quickly. Advance registration required. The AC Milan Club, 601 Union Blvd., 2nd floor, Totowa. 973-444-2317.

14th Annual Hope for Veterans Flag Day The 2015 Grand Marshall is Former Giants Linebacker Jessie Armstead (Two-Time Super Bowl Champion). A 5K race and 1 mile walk is a USATF Sanctioned and Certified course and pre-registered registrants will receive a t-shirt. All proceeds from this community event go to help previously homeless veterans begin to rebuild their lives. 7pm. Lyons VA campus, 51 Knollcroft Rd., Lyons, Bernard’s Township.

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Join chef Nick Malgieri as he domstrates baking and decorating these beautiful deserts. Menu includes: strawberry bombe, pineapple and mango mascarpone cake, raspberry linzer cream cake and a pistachio and cherry cheesecake 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills.

Trunk Show La Belle Boutique is having a Rina di Montella, Mother of the Bride trunk show on June 11th &12th, noon to 7pm and June 13th, 9:30am 5pm. A complimentary gift and discounts will be offered. La Belle Boutique, 457 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights. 908-464-4100.

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Well-Strung in Concert Friday, June 12 Keith Sweat with Brian McKnight Singer-songwriters Keith Sweat and Brian McKnight, a pair of great talents in R&B, celebrate an evening of soul-soothing music. 8pm NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722. www.njpac. org

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Well-Strung in Concert It’s Mozart meets Lady Gaga. Well-Strung features classical musicians who sing putting their own vocal & musical spin on the works of Mozart, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Rihanna, Adele, Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears, and more. 8pm. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

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Enjoy the 4th Annual High School scholarship and community awards event a “Masquerade Ball” to raise cancer awareness, education and offer personal support services to women, men and families in the community. Ticket includes open bar, dinner & dancing. Sponsorship, ticket and Ad journal opportunities available. Mayfair Farms, 481 Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange.

Library Underground Adult Open Mic Night Poets, authors and musicians ages 17 and up are encouraged to share their talents with the public and fellow artists. Performers are on a first-come, first-served basis and have 15 minutes to demonstrate their craft. We will provide the microphones and speakers. Refreshments will be served. 7pm. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973-635-0603. www.

Each Nocturnal Neighbors will focus on a different animal and includes a hike, fun activities, and......a story with s‘mores by the campfire. Ages 5 & Up. 7-9pm. Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908-273-8787. www. (continued on page 18)

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Emerging Artist Series: Culture Blue

A refreshing blend of hip hop and jazz featuring the unique collaboration of rapper Hannibal Antar Robinson and producer/trumpeter Zach Ezickson. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

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Invincible: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson This tribute show honors this phenomenal talent from his early days in the Jackson 5 to his rise as a solo artist to become one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Masterful performers, along with a world-class dance company, Grammy-winning vocalists, the Harlem GospeLive Revue, percussion genius Anointed S, musicians, and surprise guests. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-4665722.

Nicole’s Broadway Dance Company Nicole’s Broadway Dance Company, located in East Hanover, NJ, is celebrating their 25th annual dance performance, MAGIC. 11am & 5pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Shapes in the Sky

This Shapes in the Sky is a storytelling series featuring fun myths and legends from around the world and throughout history. The whole family will enjoy the engaging tales told in the program, which are great for every age. Ages 4 and older. 3pm. CCM’s Longo Planetarium in Cohen Hall, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. 973-328-5000.

“Curious George” Musical

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Join the inquisitive, loveable little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies and the award winning PBS television show in this delightful new musical. 10am. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. 973-376-4343.

Tour of the Planets Tucked away in a roomy section of the Milky Way is an average star, surrounded by a small collection of eight planets, hundreds of moons, and uncountable asteroids and comets. They just appear as tiny specks from far away, but in the Tour of the Planets series you’ll see that each of them has a remarkable, unique story to tell. Ages 6 and older. 5pm. CCM’s Longo Planetarium in Cohen Hall, 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph. 973-328-5000.

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Butterfly Bonanza Discover New Jersey’s fabulous butterflies and other pollinators and learn their contributions to the natural world. Games, crafts, live music, activities, bug safaris, and so much more. Wear a costume to the pollinator parade and get free native plant seeds. Noon-4pm. Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, Mars Court and Boonton Ave., Montville. 973-334-3130.


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Just off Broadway Performing Arts Academy located in Hillsdale, NJ will be showcasing their students 9th annual year end recital titled “Dancing Around The Dates” Just off Broadway offers instruction to students of all ages and levels in Tap, Jazz, Musical Theater Hip Hop, Lyrical, Ballet and Pointe. 2 & 6pm. BergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-2271030.

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Come cheer NJSO Principal Flutist Bart Feller as he and harpist Stacey Shames take the spotlight in Mozart’s effervescent Flute and Harp Concerto, with melodies that sparkle. Mendelssohn’s intoxicating Third Symphony will transport you to the heathered moors and rugged coastlines of Scotland. 3pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-4665722.

2nd Sunday Family Funday: Flag Day! Bring your kids for tours and activities designed for the family. All activities are free. In honor of National Flag Day, tours incorporate real flags from different periods of history starting from 1796 through 1945. Children will learn what states became part of our nation in different time periods and make their own windmill flag to take home. 1-4pm. Crane House and Historic YWCA, 110 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-783-1717. israel-crane-house

Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir This song and dance extravaganza will feature production numbers from your favorite Broadway shows. Showstoppers from the big screen plus pop favorites. 7pm. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Great Circle You will hike form Locust Grove along the Lenape Trail with a break at Hemlock Falls. You’ll return along the Rahway River. Bring a snack. This is a hike of about 5-6 miles with some uphill sections. Hikes are sponsored by the South Mountain Conservancy. Leader: Lou Nocito, 973-953-7099. 10:30am-2:30pm. Meet at: Locust Grove opposite the First Aid Station and Public Library on Glen Ave., Millburn.

The Billy Strayhorn Orchestra Performs Enjoy an afternoon of big band jazz, featuring The Billy Strayhorn Orchestra under the direction of Michael Hashim. Born in 1915, Billy Strayhorn became an arranger for the renowned Duke Ellington Orchestra at the age of 24. He shared composing, arranging, directing and piano duties with the master himself until his untimely death in 1967. 2:30pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center,100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Beyonddance Presents Feeling Good... A celebration of 10 years of quality dance training. This dance presentation will showcase the training and discipline of student performers from the beyondDANCE program at The Performing Arts School @ bergenPAC. The presentation is suitable for all ages. 3pm. BergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-2271030.

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Midtown Direct Rep and NY1’s Budd Mishkin present an intimate conversation with Billy Porter, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning singer, composer, actor, playwright, and director who currently stars as Lola in the smash-hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots. 7:30pm. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Join chef Diana Albanese as she demonstrates cooking this grilled meal. Menu includes: Maine lobster roll, spice rubbed steak with vidalia onions and honey mustard bbq sauce, grilled miso shrimp, sweet and spicy glazed chicken, charred summer vegetables caprese with pesto, 1-2-3 easy cherry clafoutis. 6:30-9:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills.

Building A Confident Retirement With the markets and economy changing all the time, you may feel less than confident about reaching your retirement goals. This seminar, presented by Keith A. Smith, a Certified Financial Planner at Smith & Associates, will offer tips and strategies to create a road map to the future you want. Free. Sign-up is requested. 7pm. Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-0118.

36th Annual Investors Bank President’s Cup 5K Race For information call the Chamber of Commerce at 973379-1198 or the Sneaker Factory at 973-376-6094.

Alzheimer’s Association Lecture on Effective Communication Strategies As the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and other dementias progress and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect with their loved ones. Learn how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. 7pm. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973635-0603. (continued on page 20)




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Topic: Understanding and improving challenging behavior. Invited are parents, educators, administrators, child care providers, parent liaisons , Etc. 11am-1pm. Family Support Organization of Essex County, 60 Evergreen Place, Suite 410, East Orange. 973-395-1441 ext 18.

Lucinda Williams Performs “Dancing With the Stars” is taking the ballroom out on the road again for a new tour that will feature dancers from the current season now airing on ABC. Don’t miss the all of the glitz, glamour, dazzle and dynamic dancing you’ve enjoyed on TV’s favorite dance competition live on stage. 8pm. Also June 17, 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Wednesday, June 17 Know the Skin You’re In Franz O. Smith, MD, a surgical oncologist and melanoma specialist at Saint Barnabas, will speak about skin cancer risk factors, the importance of early detection, and advances in treatment options. Noon. Free, registration required. Millburn Town Hall, 375 Millburn Ave., Millburn. 973322-5767.

Three-time Grammy Award-winner Lucinda Williams, at 61 is in the middle of the most prolific periods of her career. “Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone,” her 11th studio album is easily the most ambitious creation in a body of work that’s long on ambition with an offering that overflows with delta-infused country soul. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-2271030.

These Grammy winners continue to thrill audiences worldwide earning a rightful place on the map of rock history. Frontman Huey Lewis’ unmistakable voice has a rich, textured quality that lends itself well to not just the hits, but also the variety of other songs featured in the show. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-4665722.

Have You Been Told You Need Arthroscopic Surgery? Attend this free educational lecture about how Stem Cells and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapies can help you heal. Specializing in non-surgical solutions for sports, spine and orthopedic injuries. 7pm. Advanced Medical Center at Cedar Knolls. 197 Ridgedale Ave., 4th floor, Cedar Knolls. 973-998-8309. www.

Book Review The public is invited to the book review of “We Are Water” presented by New York Times Best Selling Author Wally Lamb. The event includes a sumptuous luncheon, author presentation, greet & meet author, question & answer session, personalized book signing and valet parking. Advance reservations are required. 11:30am Green Brook Country Club, 100 West Greenbrook Rd., North Caldwell. 978-228-1800 x234.

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NJ Youth Symphony concert. Grounds open at 6pm; Concert begins at 7pm.ghn Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., Summit. 908273-8787.

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ontinuing Education programs consist of formal lectures, courses, seminars, webinars, or any other similar type of educational program designed to educate an individual and give him or her further skills or knowledge to be applied in his field of work or personal intersts. These programs are intended to educate persons on new advancements, or to build upon a person’s expertise in a given field. As many adults have job and family responsibilities, course schedules are generally more flexible than those found in traditional degree programs. Adults taking advantage of these and other programs offered in the state will find studies in fields such as medical, technology, business and health. Training in trade occupations such as cosmetology and construction can also be found. Many studies offer hands-on experiences through labs or apprenticeships.

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ll students—regardless of socio-economic status—lose approximately 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation over summer, according to a Johns Hopkins study. This pattern of academic regression has been dubbed “summer slump.” Fortunately—for proactive parents— these quick-and-easy tips can help stem its tide.

Watch Your Language You’ve probably admonished your son or daughter with this phrase, but when it comes to summer learning, take heed of it yourself. When kids are enjoying vacation, they may not want to hear words like “school,” “educational” or “assignment.” Try using words like “exploration,” “adventure” and “discovery” instead.

Make Learning Fun Remember when you had to take a spoonful of cough medicine and your mom or dad would let you wash it down with something sweet? For kids, summer learning can be a bitter pill to swallow, but it tends to go down more easily when paired with a fun activity. The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), for instance, has created a program called Camp Wonderopolis, a digital platform aiming to harness the spirit of exploration and adventure captured by traditional summer camps.


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After registering at, kids can wend their way through six science-themed tracks and 42 individual lessons, all of which can help combat the dreaded “summer slump.” For parents who want to keep kids active during the summer months, Camp Wonderopolis also features hands-on offline activities. “The key is to make learning feel like an extension of their vacation,” says NCFL Vice President Emily Kirkpatrick. “Camp Wonderopolis seeks to tap into a child’s natural feelings of wonder and curiosity, allowing learning to occur organically.”

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Movement Heals Maureen Glennon, a founding member of WINGS, will present an evening of movement and dance. Her Workshop will consist of a gentle warm-up and then develop into a class using gesture and movement. The Workshop will conclude with a dance performance by Moe-tion Dance Theatre. 7-9pm. Presented by WINGS-Women Inspiring, Nurturing, Giving Strength and Support. Register by phone or email. The Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Ave., Verona. 973-4009529.

Rainbow Colors From Nature What did the Navaho use to color their rug yarn? What was the blue in “blue jeans”? Find out this and more from a power point presentation on the history of natural dyes. We will also dye some wool to be shared by class participants, write with natural ink, and take a short hike to observe some dye plants along the trails. Limited class size – 10. Pre-registration required by June 11. 12:30-4:30pm. Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-5787.

Book & Film Discussion 9th Annual Adult Summer Reading Club, based on the theme “Heroes & Antiheroes in Literature and Film,” kicks off with a Book and Film Discussion of “The Pursuit of Happyness” by Chris Gardner. Free. Registration required. 5:30pm. Light refreshments will be served. West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell. 973-226-5441.

Friday, June 19 Jersey (New) Moves! Emerging Choreographers A new program to showcase New Jersey’s best up-and-coming dancemakers. Accomplished mentors partner with four young choreographers from the Garden State to develop works that will be premiered at NJPAC. 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722. www.njpac. org

An Evening With David Crosby Solo Acoustic

Legendary singer-songwriter and social justice activist David Crosby is a two time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, inducted as a member of both the iconic folk-rock band The Byrds — with whom he first rose to stardom — and the iconic Woodstock era-defining group Crosby, Stills & Nash. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Saturday, June 20 One-Man Star Wars™ Trilogy One-Man Star Wars, written and performed by Charles Ross, is the comedic off-Broadway hit that condenses the original Star Wars trilogy into a whirlwind of fun and geek-ness. 3 & 8pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722. www.njpac. org

Facebook for Business and Social Networking Carolyn Elbert of Madison will present a Facebook for business and social networking for business workshop. Sign-ups are available online or by calling. 2pm. Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham. 973635-0603.

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Touch-A-Truck The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany is hosting Touch-A-Truck an event where kids have a chance to climb on and explore fire engines, construction vehicles, army trucks, police cars and more. Face painting, a flying drone, music, food available from Shop Rite and so much more. Goody bags for all children attending. 11am-2pm. Octagon Building Parking Lot, 1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany.

Civil War Invades Morristown!

The 27th Spring Fine Art and Crafts Show will transform the park into more than160 mini galleries and boutiques featuring etchings, oils, watercolor, photography, wearable fiber, jewelry, glass, leather, wood, clay and much more. Sample specialty food treats or enjoy a variety of ethnic foods for a meal at this free to the public event. 10am-5pm. Brookdale Park, Grove St., & Watchung Ave., Montclair.

Re-enactors lead activities throughout the eightacre site, presenting the daily lives of soldiers and culminating with a staged skirmish each day. Marching drills include period instruments as soldiers proudly go to battle. A Civil War-era Signals Corps group authentically demonstrates how important messages were sent between units using colorful flags. Don’t miss landmark buildings and hands-on exhibits. 10am-5pm. Also June 21, 10am-4pm. Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown . 973-285-6550.

OSPAC is welcoming “Rude Boy George” (pictured) and “Pidgin Droppings” to kick its 2015 season into high gear. There will also be a wine and beer garden on site. The event is free, so come start off your summer the right way here at OSPAC. 12:30pm. OSPAC, 4 Boland Drive, West Orange. 973-669-7385.

House Music Festival Dance the day away to house music performers, DJ’s and more. Noon-8pm. Weequahic Park, Bounded by Dayton, Meeker Ave., Elizabeth Ave., & City Line, Newark.

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June 24 at Mayo Performing Arts Center

Tommy James And The Shondells and Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals In 1968, Tommy and The Shondells became one of the first acts to experiment with music videos, creating a mini-film around “Mony Mony” for theatrical showings, thirteen years before MTV hit the airwaves. Felix Cavaliere was the organist and one of the lead singers in the Young Rascals- later the Rascals, a successful pop/rock group of the mid-’60s. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-2271030.

Gilberto Santa Rosa with Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz

Mary Chapin Carpenter Performs Five-time Grammy Award winner Gilberto Santa Rosa—one of the most successful Latin vocalists performing today—is joined by the renowned salsa brava duo of Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz. 8pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-4665722.

You’re The Best Dad Cooking Class Join chef Bonnie Laspina and participate in cooking this meal for dad. Menu incudes: pulled pork sandwiches with campers cole slaw, chocolate lovers dream cake, root beer floats. 102:30pm. Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Tpke., Short Hills.

Earthquake & Friends Father’s Day Celebration Get ready for a laugh-out-loud good time this Father’s Day with Earthquake, John Witherspoon, Tommy Davidson, Don “D.C.” Curry, Smokey Suarez, Damon Rozier and special guest Ray Dejon. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-4665722.

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Cars & Croissants Join the fun on Father’s Day and enjoy a morning in Downtown Summit. Bring the family and visit the Summit Farmers Market then walk over to Springfield Ave., Beechwood Rd., Bank St., and Union Place to enjoy hundreds of cars and car enthusiasts from all over the region. 9am-Noon. Summit Farmers Market, DeForest Ave., and Maple St., Summit. 908-277-6100.

Monday, June 22 Summer Reading Kick Off Magic Show With Brian Richards. For over 20 years, comic magician Brian Richards has made smiles appear on the faces of audiences of all ages with his unique blend of magic and humor. For families with children ages 3 and up. Free. 7pm. Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-0118.

Sunday, June 21 Summerland 2015 Concert

Tuesday, June 23

An evening of 90s alternative rock favorites: Everclear, Toadies, Fue and American Hi-Fi. 7pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.


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Celebrate Father’s Day with the only New Jersey car show to feature Jaguars exclusively. Last year 100 Jaguars were on display. Gates for car placement will open at 10am. All show vehicles must be on the field no later than 11:30am. Public access Noon-3pm. Tailgating is especially encouraged (no BBQ or open flames will be permitted. All proceeds to benefit Van Vleck House & Gardens. Rain date June 28. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-575-8737. www.JTC-NJ

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The Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or changes in behavior or thinking skills, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection, diagnosis and intervention are vital because they provide the best opportunities for treatment, support and planning for the future. This interactive workshop presented by the Alzheimer’s Association will separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer’s disease. Free. Sign-up is requested.7pm. Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Rd., Bernardsville. 908-766-0118.

Race through History at Frantic Fun Run This is a rare opportunity to run through the 19th century farm. This 5K is open to runners of all skill levels. If running is not your speed, try the 1-Mile Fitness Walk. The first 200 participants receive a performance t-shirt, and there will be awards for the 5K race. Enjoy giveaways and refreshments. Preregister at by June 21. Schedule: 5pm. Registration and packet pick-up. 6:45pm. 1-Mile Fitness Walk start. 7pm. 5K start. 7:45pm. Awards and Post Race Party. Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Kahdena Rd., Morris Township. 973-326-7616.

Kick-Off with Rizzo’s Reptiles Meet amazing animals from all over the world and sign up for summer reading. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the fun and see unique animals. 12:30pm. Registration required. Kids of all ages invited. The Hilltop House, 14 Hilltop Rd., Mendham. 973-5434018. email

“Women Who Write” Conference Registration opens for members of Women Who Write’s 5th Annual Writers’ Conference in Madison. June 30th registration starts for nonmembers. Go to for information and forms posted by June 23rd.

Wednesday, June 24

DBSA-Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Lecture

Mary Chapin Carpenter Performs Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter performs an intimate, acoustic concert that marks Carpenter’s return to singing both timeless hits and deep cuts from her expansive album catalog. Carpenter will be joined on stage by Jon Carroll (piano) and John Doyle (guitars, bouzouki). Special guest Aoife O’Donovan. 7pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

Strategies for Getting Well and Staying Well: A Primer for Patients and Families. Jill Brown—licensed clinical social worker. Dan Harris—therapist. 7:45pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-994-1143. www.dbsanewjersey. org/morristownarea

Thursday, June 25 “Million Dollar Quartet” Musical

Gardenside Meditation Join contemporary spiritual teacher and author Ramananda John E. Welshons for a series of summer evening meditation classes. Participants will learn and practice different forms of mindfulness meditation in each session—including walking meditation in the Van Vleck Garden, weather permitting. 7-9pm. Space is limited, so register early. Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair. 973-744-4752. E-mail

The smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll band for one unforgettable night. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-2271030. (continued on page 28)

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The Bacon Brothers Perform Kevin and Michael Bacon have been writing songs and playing music together since childhood. As a teenager, Kevin made the decision to pursue acting and today he is recognized as a prolific stage and screen actor. Michael Bacon joined the folk-rock band, Good News, which toured extensively in the 1970’s. Michael has since become an Emmy Award-winning composer for film and television. 7:30pm. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 973-313-2787.

Stanley Jordan and Kevin Eubanks: Duets

An evening of virtuoso jazz guitar, featuring the innovative and unique style of Stanley Jordan, and the infectious grooves of Kevin Eubanks, former bandleader of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.

The Bacon Brothers Perform Rev. Stef & Jubilation, Dionne Warwick

Friday, June 26 KEB’ MO’ Performs Three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller Keb’ Mo’ embarks on a new chapter in his career with the release of ‘BLUESAmericana’ on Kind of Blue Music. His twelfth full-length album marks the 20th anniversary of his debut ‘Keb’ Mo’,’ but, more important, the disc is a signpost of artistic and personal growth. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-2271030.

Summer Music Series New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Fireworks Celebration. 7:30pm. Branch Brook Park, Heller Parkway, Newark. www.

Members Show & Sale Opening Reception Mark your calendars for the annual Marylou Hillyer Members Show & Sale. This annual exhibition features the artwork of 150 of talented artist members. 6- 8pm, free and open to the public. Runs thru August 23. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121.

Peter Frampton Performs A night of power-packed classic rock from the legendary guitarist known for “Show Me the Way” and “Do You Feel Like We Do.” 8pm. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown. 973-539-8008.


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Through song and narration, this uplifting program about the Black experience travels from Africa, to the horrific sea voyages known as the Middle Passage, to the civil rights movement and present day. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-4665722.

A Personal History of the Blues Toby Walker is at home with both wooden and steel guitars, Toby plays the classics as well as his own songs with an open style and a dash of humor. He is celebrated master of the acoustic guitar. 8pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-335-9489. minstrel

Kevin James Royal laughs from The King of Queens. Comedian Kevin James, producer, co-writer and star of the hit comedies Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper and the recently released Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, brings his side-splitting routines and a whole lot of fun. 7pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-4665722.

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Art Show & Sale The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will host an opening reception from 6-8:pm for the annual Marylou Hillyer Members Show & Sale. The event is free and open to all. The summer exhibition showcases the art work of over 150 Art Center Members and will be on view through August 23. Prizes will be awarded for best in show, portraiture, landscape, ceramics, pastel, photography, sculpture and watercolor. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St., Summit. 908-273-9121 x217.

Saturday, June 27 Art Garfunkel Performs Art Garfunkel is back in love with being on stage. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member is touring the U.S. Although it has been 40 years since Bridge Over Troubled Water was recorded, Art Garfunkel’s image and signature vocal remain among the most instantly recognizable in popular music. 8pm. BergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Engelwood. 201-2271030.

Meet the Irish Servant and the Cook at the Willows On this guided tour, discover the life of the domestic help at the Foster home. Help the maid with household chores, and see what the cook has prepared using the wood-burning stove. 1 & 2pm. 73 Kahdena Rd,, Morristown. 973-326-7645.

The Darrell Hammond Project

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Comedian Darrell Hammond is renowned for his spot-on impressions of personalities such as Bill Clinton on Saturday Night Live. In this work in progress, he candidly and hilariously describes the events that gave birth to his brilliant talent. 8pm. Also June 28, 3pm. NJPAC, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Classic rock band “Street Hassle” performs. 7-8:30pm. Taylor park, 78 Main St., Millburn. 973-564-7750.

Sunday, June 28 Currier & Ives: More Than A Christmas Card

Create a Clay Herb Pot Audience will learn how to shape the clay, make an impression, and glaze the finished piece before being kiln fired. Class includes an introduction to historic cooking and use of herbs in decoration. 1-3pm. Crane House and Historic YWCA, 108 Orange Rd., Montclair. 973-744-1796.

The 19th century lithography firms of N. Currier and Currier & Ives produced images of America that remain as popular today as when they were made. Creatively marketing to a new consumer group—the middle class created by the burgeoning Industrial Revolution—Nathanial Currier and James Merritt Ives brilliantly tapped into an enthusiastic desire for affordable art for myriad applications. Steve Millerter will present an illustrated history of the sequential firms showing the wide range of pictures they produced that go beyond their well-known winter scenes. scenes. 4:30pm. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave. Morristown. 973-5382404 ext. 15.

Reptile and Amphibian Walk & Talk

“Dash For Dreams” Walk/Run

How does an underdog become a sports hero? Learn the answer with the colorful and unexpected story of a little known golfer who, with the help of his 10 year old caddy, won the 1913 US Golf Open. Attendees will receive free passes to the museum. For children entering 1st grade and up. Free. Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Rd., Bernardsville. 908-7660118.

The Zeuner Foundation is excited to announce that in conjunction with the famous Fitzgerald’s 1928 Lager Run, we will be hosting a new running event called “Dash For Dreams.” Dash For Dreams is a walk/run designed for adults and children who want to participate, but at a shorter, 1200 meter distance. 6:15pm. To register or become a sponsor, visit the website. Hurrell Field, 865 Bloomfield Ave., Glen Ridge.

The Princess Bride Screening The heroic Westley (actor Cary Elwes) provides behind-the-scenes commentary and takes questions from the audience following a full screening of the classic film. 7:30pm. NJPAC, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St., Newark. 888-466-5722.

Learn how to identify different species of snakes (venemous vs. non-venemous). Get knee-deep in a salamander habitat. Come get a taste of ecology. Each session will begin with an introduction and review of field data in the Education Center. Bring your refillable water bottle, binoculars, cameras and sketchbooks. Ages adult and 12 and over. Turtle Back Zoo, Education Center, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange. 973-7315800 ext. 236.

Monday, June 29 United States Golf Association Presentation

DBSA-Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Lecture Mindfulness, Yoga, and basic Neuroscience, to manage mood swings, anxiety, depression and stress, and to increase overall happiness in life. Suruchi Saini, lead clinician. 7:45pm. Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. 973-994-1143.


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Let It Grow Tricks for a lush garden


hether it’s a just a vibrant pop of pretty petals you want added to the front of the home or a raised bed full of delicious fruits and vegetables, the return of warmer weather has many homeowners reaching for their gardening gloves.

If you’re ready to try out your green thumb or dust off the gardening skills you long ago acquired, there are plenty of ways to achieve the lush vegetation you desire. Check out these tips and tricks for cultivating a thriving and productive garden of any variety. Start with a plan. Different flowers and plants require different sun, soil and water needs. Keep these factors in mind and consult the seed packets to plan out where each should be placed. Many apps are available to take the guesswork out of gardening, helping you create a perfectly organized plant or flower bed. Some even offer reminders for watering, fertilizing and more.


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Keep water in mind. Make sure your plan includes a close proximity from plant bed to the water supply.

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Always opt for eco-friendly, pesticide-free products to use in your garden, when possible. Products filled with chemicals can be harmful to animals when carried through the air with wind. So, dust off that shovel, tighten up the hose and get to growing. Once you have the right plan in mind, you’ll be on your way to achieving the flower or fruit and vegetable garden of your dreams. —Family Features Source: Profile Products. Photo (opposite page) courtesy of Getty Images.

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Are you at risk for skin cancer? Do you know the signs?

ccording to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. That means odds are quite high that at least one in your circle of friends will face this dangerous disease. As the season for bare skin approaches, are you aware of the risks and preventative measures necessary to avoid sun exposure? Approximately 58 million Americans are affected by actinic keratosis (AKs), the most common form of precancerous skin damage known casually as “pre-cancers,” according to a report published by The Society for Investigative Dermatology and The American Academy of Dermatology Association. An estimated 10 percent of AKs will become squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common form of skin cancer, within two years.

According to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.

AKs are rough-textured, dry, scaly patches on the skin that are caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light such as sunlight. They occur most often on areas such as the face, scalp and ears. They can range in color from skin-toned to reddishbrown. They can be as small as a pinhead or larger than a quarter.

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Fortunately, skin cancer can be avoided with treatment, yet many patients fail to seek treatment. What they may not realize is that there are actually many treatment options available, such as cryotherapy (freezing); topical medication; and photodynamic therapy. Additional treatment options include curettage, chemical peel, dermabrasion, surgical incision and lasers. To reduce your risk of skin cancer you can take some precautions:

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AKs predominately affect people over 50, and slightly more men than women. Individuals who are most likely affected by AKs include those who have risk factors including: fair skin; blond or red hair; blue, green or grey eyes; a history of kidney disease or weakened immune system; daily, long-term exposure to the sun; multiple severe sunburns early in life; and older age.

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A Look at Trends in Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedures By Julie Jacobs

“Looking great doesn't always require surgery. The trend toward non-invasive procedures has generated a host of treatments, which are performed with little or no downtime and can lead to amazing results often delaying or eliminating the need for surgery. These treatments can be performed in my office, often in less than an hour. The options selected can result in looking slimmer, younger or even more energetic with little or no effort.” —Dr. Beverly Friedlander, Short Hills


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hat’s “the skinny” on minimally invasive cosmetic procedures? Just a few months ago, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) issued its annual report on the plastic surgery scene, citing statistics from 2014 that highlight the demand for particular procedures and treatments in the United States. The ASPS says more than 13.9 million minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were performed last year, offering quick recovery that requires little down time. Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures often employ injectable fillers, topical solutions and high-tech tools like lasers, typically to reduce visible signs of aging like wrinkles and spots. When surgery is necessary to achieve a desired look, the minimally invasive approach allows the surgeon to do his job through several tiny incisions that cause less pain and scarring. A study published in JAMA Dermatology, which examined the outcomes of more than 20,000 cosmetic procedures performed around the country, concluded that minimally invasive procedures are very safe and effective. They can also provide great “cosmetic benefit” over major and potentially risky surgeries. As the ASPS president noted in a press release about the report, “Minimally invasive procedures typically produce subtle aesthetic results and for many people, that is all they want or need at the time.”

ASPS Report: The Top Procedures* • Botulinum Toxin Type A (up 6%), otherwise known as Botox, is delivered via injection into muscles to block nerve signals. The muscles then become paralyzed and do not contract, diminishing wrinkles and fine lines and giving the skin a smoother appearance. Effects can last a few months. • Soft Tissue Fillers (up 3%) that include Radiesse, Juvederm and Restalyne not only smooth skin but also plump it by adding volume to yield a younger look. These injectable fillers enable facial contouring by correcting and/or restoring proportion and can offer long-lasting results. They may be used to add fullness to lips as well. • Chemical Peels (up 7%) remove the skin’s outermost layers to reveal a clearer, fresher-looking face and help improve texture, solve pigmentation problems and reduce fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring and age spots. They include higher amounts of ingredients such as Retin-A, alpha-hydroxy and beta-hydroxy acids than would be found in over-the-counter products.


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• Laser Hair Removal (up 3%) uses concentrated light beams to penetrate and ultimately damage hair follicles, preventing or at least dramatically slowing future hair growth. • Microdermabrasion (up 9%) applies tiny crystals to exfoliate dead cells from the skin’s top layer for a rejuvenated appearance. The procedure helps to reduce spots, scarring, hyperpigmentation and other surface problems.

“Cosmetic vein procedures are light years ahead of what your mother may have known. Correcting unsightly varicose and spider veins has become a relatively easy, quick, and painless procedure.” —Clifford M Sales, MD, FACS, Vein Institute of New Jersey

Other Procedures Trending Although radio frequency has been around for decades, it is now gaining popularity as a cosmetic means to tighten the skin and to treat deep veins in the legs. The technology works on the deepest layers of the skin while protecting the epidermis (outermost layer), infusing thermal or heat energy that prompts the body’s natural healing process and the production of collagen. The treatment is recommended for slack skin around the eyebrows, cheeks, jawline and neck—and reduce visibility of varicose veins.

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And, according to the ASPS, fat grafting in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures is on the increase. The use of fat injections has grown particularly for buttock augmentation, up 15%.* The ASPS also notes in its report the rising number of men opting for cosmetic procedures, minimally invasive and otherwise. Remarked the organization’s president, “Male plastic surgery rates have significantly increased since 2000 and the notion that cosmetic procedures are just for women no longer exists.” For more information:,,, sciencedaily. com,,,, *Statistics represent increase from 2013 to 2014

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400 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights • 908-898-0900 Since 1943, Goodman’s Restaurant & Deli has been serving up classic, Jewish-style (not kosher) delicacies. Goodman’s is best known for its delicious homemade meats. Goodman’s has the best Char Broiled Burgers around as well as Chicago Style Hot Dogs and Italian Beef Sandwiches. Voted “Best Reuben in the State” you will be sure to leave Goodman’s satisfied. BYO, MCC, $MOD, LP, H, TO

CHATHAM Mitsuba Japanese Cuisine

237 Main St, Chatham • 973-635-3888 • Traditional Japanese specialties and cuisine served in a casual setting. BYO, $MOD, H, RR, SP, MCC, TO

LIVINGSTON Il Vicolo Ristorante

113 S. Livingston Ave, Livingston 973-740-0016 • Owners Jimmy and Benny take pride in using only the freshest ingredients in the preparation of innovative Italian cuisine. Combining the finest Old World recipes with nouvelle cooking techniques results in a cuisine that is fresh and exciting. The setting looks and feels like a home away from home with its beautifully appointed, yet still intimate dining room. Party available. LP, MCC, RR, $IN-$MOD, BYO


Thavma Mediterranean Grill

111 Prospect Avenue | West Orange, NJ 07052 | 973-731-2360

6230 Town Center Way, 2nd Floor, Livingston 973-992-8999 • Thavma offers the very best of the Mediterranean by combining Greek and Middle Eastern specialties to create an unforgettable dining experience. All preparations and cooking are done fresh daily on the premises to give you the freshest seafood and grilled meat dishes. Lunch and dinner are served daily with takeout and limited delivery service available for dinner only. Call for details. BYO, $MOD, ENT, OD, LP, NR, H, MCC, TO

MAPLEWOOD Verjus Restaurant

1790 Springfield Ave, Maplewood • 973-378-8990 Gourmet French cuisine served in an upscale, casual environment. H, RR, LP, MCC $EXP



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Cafe Monet

309 Millburn Ave, Millburn • 973-376-8555 French cuisine served in a casual dining atmosphere. $MOD-$EXP, H, RR, OD, SP, MCC, TO

LaStrada Nuova

355 Millburn Ave, Millburn • 973-467- 3420 A casual Italian restaurant. BYO, H, SP, MCC, TO, $MOD

Ms. Lin Chinese Cuisine

59 Main Street, Millburn • 973-912-8838










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Ms. Lin Chinese was established by the chef and staff of former restaurant Ling Ling to carry on its success and reputation for excellence. They focus on delivering the best taste while providing the lowest cholesterol and trans fat and only using fresh ingredients. They offer an open kitchen with a warm, friendly dining room. Ms. Lin Chinese provides convenient take-out and delivery for lunch and dinner and specializes in off-premise catering. BYO, $MOD, LP, NR, H, MCC, TO, D

Umi Sushi

Marco Polo

Traditional and Fusion sushi and sashimi. Diners can also find teriyaki, tempura, udon and soba noodle dinners. Most fish is wild-caught. Free delivery all day. Now under new ownership. Mon-Thur: 11:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat: 11:30am-11pm, Sun 12:30pm-9:30pm. BYO, OD, MCC, SP, TO

Specialing in Italian, Greek and seasonal favorites. A perfect place to hold your special occasion: rehearsal dinners, birthdays, anniversaries, showers, corporate events, reunions and parties. On & off site catering available. Happy Hour, Mon-Fri at the bar, from 3-6pm. H, RR, LP, MCC, TO

339 Millburn Ave, Millburn 973-921-2848 Coming Soon—

527 Morris Ave, Summit 908-277-4492


Natale’s Summit Bakery

Twelve Islands Greek Taverna

185 Broad St, Summit 908-277-2074

1255 Valley Road, Stirling, NJ 07980 908-647-2193

Enjoy a selection of house made specialties including breads, pastries, pies and cakes. Daily specials include Quiche, Lemon Sponge Loaf, Challah, Swiss Apple Cakes and more. This family owned and operated bakery is serving up their delicious twist on bakery classics for over 20 years. $IN-$MOD, TO

Mediterranean cuisine with an emphasis on seafood specialties. $EXP, H, OD, RR, LP, MCC, TO

SUMMIT The Bombay Bistro

427 Springfield Ave, Summit 908-918-0330

The Manor


The Bombay Bistro, formerly known as Dabbawalla, has been fully renovated. Now, in its newer, slicker Avatar, it serves up both traditional and fusion Indian food. Find classic Italian delights made from fresh ingredients. Closed Monday. Open Tue-Thur, Sun: 11:30am-3pm and 5:30-9pm; Fri-Sat: 11:30am-3pm and 5:30-10pm. Lunch buffet served Tue-Sat. BYO, MCC

La Pastaria

Characterized by panoramic views of the New York City skyline, Highlawn Pavilion on Eagle Rock Reservation offers scenic dining at its finest. The exceptional French-infused American fare is equally matched by the restaurant’s world-class service. Highlawn is increasingly becoming the venue of choice for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions. Live music is offered every Friday and Saturday in the Piano Room. $EXP, OD, RR, ENT, VP, MN

327 Springfield Ave, Summit 908-522-9088 With dishes including Polenta with Mushroom Medley, Cavatelli with Ricotta, this cozy, causal restaurant puts an upscale spin on Italian food. Their special Dinner for 4 menu gives take-out diners the option of sharing in a fine family-style meal complete with a salad and focaccia bread to share Monday thru Fridays. $IN-$MOD, BYO, H, RR, SP, LP, MCC, TO

Highlawn Pavilion

Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange 973-731-3463

The Manor combines distinctive gourmet cuisine, superior service and a fabulous environment both inside and out to provide an exceptional experience for your special event or simply dinner with friends or family. H, RR, VP, MCC, $EXP

Restaurant Guide Symbols BYO: Bring your own ENT: Entertainment as noted H: Handicapped accessible OD: Outdoor dining (in season) NR: No reservations accepted RR: R eservation required/ suggested

LP: Lot parking SP: Street parking VP: Valet parking available MCC: Most credit cards accepted $IN: Inexpensive-$10 and under

$MOD: Moderate $11 to $16 $EXP: Expensive-$17 and up TO: Take-out available D: Delivery available

Prices based on average entree price excluding beverages & gratuity.

La Pastaria


Gold – 2010 Silver – 2011, 2013 & 2014 Suburban Essex Readers’ Choice Awards

It’s all about “La Famiglia!”

On & Off Premise Catering

Classic Homestyle Italian Cuisine

Graduation Parties

Open Daily for Lunch, Dinner & Takeout

Rehearsal Dinners Weddings Showers

“It’s all about the Steak”



111 Prospect Ave, West Orange 973-731-2360 www.themanor


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327 Springfield Avenue, Summit 908.522.9088 June 2015



Competition on the Race Track


recently sat down with professional race car driver Frankie Montecalvo (, who’s making a name for himself in the international racing world. We talked about competitive racing mindset. Barry Farber

Barry Farber: What type of preparation are you doing prior to the race? Frankie Montecalvo: Practice time is very short on a race weekend so I do a lot of different things before I’m even at the racetrack. If I haven’t been at the track before, the preparation is a little bit more intense. I will find out information about the circuit—the bumps, the turns, the layout… everything. I can draw a map in my mind of any circuit I’ve already been to because I have drilled that into my memory. I visualize each lap and I watch a video of the car I’ve driven there. I sometimes go on a simulator but I am a very “seat of the pants” driver because I like to feel the car and the way it moves. Driving the actual car is much more realistic; a simulator really just helps me shake off the dust and get used to the track again.

itself. We have to strategize; whether we are aggressive or conservative depends on where we start.

I think about that last lap for motivation while I’m training in the gym and that pushes me farther.

BF: What goes on in your mind during the race?

BF: What is unique about race car driving over other sports?

FM: I try not to break my concentration; you’re in the zone and your skill set should automatically take over. The more you think about it the more you get out of the zone and can actually mess up (not a good thing on a race track). You want to allow your subconscious mind to utilize your trained skills.

FM: Racecar driving is a complete mental chess game. It’s very, very physical. Once you’re physically fit as a driver it really comes down to your mental ability to focus and concentrate. With changes in the car and on the track you have to adapt quickly and not lose your focus.

“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” -Mario Andretti

The day before the race is more about what I want to accomplish in the race At times you obviously have to think about what you need to accomplish; that’s why I do a lot of (preparation) beforehand. Going into the race, things change and you really need to act on what’s coming at you, and how you’re moving forward. BF: Why is competitive drive so important? FM: I’m a very competitive person. I always strive to be the best at whatever I do. Racing is basically winning or losing and if you’re not on the top step you haven’t reached the maximum potential of what you can do. There’s no reason you can’t be the best if you push and try your hardest.

BF: Vince Lombardi once said, “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” Talk about that from a racing perspective. FM: Yes, fatigue can happen both mentally and physically; that’s what you have to train for so it doesn’t affect your race outcome. When you are racing and you’re neck-and-neck with other drivers, your adrenaline is going through the roof so it’s so important to keep calm and relaxed, and have your physical and mental ability sharp. You cannot let fatigue set in during the race because it can hurt you by having an accident or losing the race.

Frankie Montecalvo, a professional race car driver Barry Farber consults with corporations, professional athletes and entertainers helping them market their products and gain access to new business. He’s the best-selling author of 12 books translated into 25 foreign languages with over one million copies sold. Barry is a monthly columnist for Inc magazine and the coinventor of the FoldzFlat® Pen. You can see him on QVC selling out unique and innovative inventions. He’s a featured guest on CNN, Fox, CNBC and hosted over 400 Radio and Television shows in New York City, Washington and on the Comcast Television Network. He currently hosts “Breakthrough with Barry Farber” with over 1.5 million listeners. Visit him at: or email him at:


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